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Old 02-05-2013, 11:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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my hedgehog scooter has lost about 150 or more quills in the last week she is around 7 months old i think im pretty sure she has mites but could she be quilling too...... she has been dropping but not nearly as many
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Get her to a vet. It's better to be safe than sorry. Especially with that many quills being lost.
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If you're in doubt I would see a vet. Mites is an easy fix, and they can tell you definitively after a skin scrape. Ever seen mites under a microscope? Nasty looking things!

Some hedgies can have a late quilling around 6 months of age, where they suddenly lose a lot of quills. If you brush her quills back and look at her skin, you can check for new quilltips breaking through the skin. If she's just losing without replacing and getting bald patches, she probably needs to see a vet.
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